NEW DELHI, April 10 - The Supreme Court has directed Assam Chief Secretary Alok Kumar to specify by April 23 the measures that could be adopted for release of detenues, who are now lodged in detention centres of the State.
On Tuesday, hearing the matter on detention centres, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjeev Khanna asked the State Chief Secretary to respond with regard to measures which could be adopted for release of detenues, who are now lodged in detention centres, particularly those who have been so detained for a long period, after a thorough discussion with the authorities concerned in the State as well as the Union government. The affidavit will have to be filed on or before April 23, it ordered.
The Bench requested Gourab Banerji, senior member of the Bar, to assist the court in the matter so far as detection and deportation of foreigners are concerned. It directed that copies of writ petition, including orders passed by the court, the affidavit(s) filed by the Union of India and the State of Assam as well as additional affidavits filed by the petitioner should be furnished to Banerji within three days.